A Canadian retailer with early placeholder listings for chips that won’t be in sale for months predicts that Intel’s next Core i9-13900KS flagship processor would cost an estimated 22% more than the i9-13900K. The i9-13900KS, which has a maximum boost frequency of either at or over 6.00 GHz compared to the i9-139005.80 K’s GHz, is anticipated to be the first 6 GHz retail desktop processor in the world. The “Raptor Lake-S” silicon’s top tier bins will be used to construct the chip. At this time, we are unsure if it has a greater Maximum Turbo Power (MTP) number than the i9-13900253 K’s W.
Because AMD’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D “Zen 4” processor uses 3D Vertical Cache technology to significantly improve gaming performance, Intel built the Core i9-13900KS to counter that threat. It is anticipated that 3DV cache will similarly increase gaming performance of “Zen 4” to be competitive with that of “Raptor Lake,” bringing it up to levels of 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake” processors.